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  • JustGuy89
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    what are some trends that we have noticed in the Best Actress category throughout the year’s? and, can we expect this trend to reoccurr next year?

    most recently one recurrence I have noticed is that there is always a hot young twentysomething nominated each year.

    2012: Rooney Mara, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
    2011: Jennifer Lawrence, “Winter’s Bone”
    2010: Carrey Mulligan, “An Education” & Gaboray Sidabey “Precious”
    2009: Anne Hathaway, “Rachel Getting Married”
    2008: Ellen Page, “Juno”
    2007: none.
    2006: Keira Knightley, “Pride & Prejudice”
    2005: Catalina Sandino Moreno, “Maria Full of Grace”
    2004: Keisha Castle Hughes, “Whale Rider”

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    ^I could see that trend continuing.

    Of course one of the biggest is actresses that play real life people. Streep did it this year, and imo, she deserved to win.

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    Eoin Daly
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    Also another Trend is when ever MERYL has a leading role she gets nominated.

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    allabout oscars
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    I hate the fact that when somebody wins an oscar, they usually are
    not nominated for the next few years even if they give award worthy performances.
    Some actresses never get nominated again, which is like sending them out to pasture.
    Examples:
    1994- 1995 Lange and Sarandon finally winning best actress oscars..NO nominations since.
    1983- Maclaine finally winning  at nomination #5..never nominated again.
    2000- Julia roberts has NOT been nominated since winning for Erin Brockovich
    And some actresses are just plain one hit wonders that probably didnt deserve their oscar
    and continue to work and never get nominated again.
    HELEN HUNT
    HALLE BERRY
    REESE WITHERSPOON
    And some can finally return to the nominees list if they are talented enough and make many films
    KIDMAN-  won in 2002..finally nominated again in 2010
    MCDORMAND- won in1996…been nominated 2 times since
    MIRREN– past winner who continues to be nominated.

    too early to tell with COTILLARD,BULLOCK  AND PORTMAN– but both have won and neither has been nominated since.
    KATE WINSLET  won on her 6th nomination in a short span..and now seems to be overlooked.

    With MERYL STREEP , it seems safe to say that when she has a leading role, and when she is great, she always has HER SPOT!!

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    vlaxym
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    Its definitely great to have twentysomething actresses nominated almost every year (if deserved), it certanly can help your career (a win less so).
    And playing real life public figure has kinda became key to win Oscar (i’m not talking here about less known people like Brandon Teena or even Aileen Wornous, but about famous poets, politicians, singers, actors). Of course being backed by Weinstein drastically increases your chances for win (in any acting category, not just lead actress).
    And of course there is one annual ritual-nominating Meryl Streep.

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    I hate the fact that when somebody wins an oscar, they usually are
    not nominated for the next few years even if they give award worthy performances.
    Some actresses never get nominated again, which is like sending them out to pasture.
    Examples:
    1994- 1995 Lange and Sarandon finally winning best actress oscars..NO nominations since.
    1983- Maclaine finally winning  at nomination #5..never nominated again.
    2000- Julia roberts has NOT been nominated since winning for Erin Brockovich
    And some actresses are just plain one hit wonders that probably didnt deserve their oscar
    and continue to work and never get nominated again.
    HELEN HUNT
    HALLE BERRY
    REESE WITHERSPOON
    And some can finally return to the nominees list if they are talented enough and make many films
    KIDMAN-  won in 2002..finally nominated again in 2010
    MCDORMAND- won in1996…been nominated 2 times since
    MIRREN– past winner who continues to be nominated.

    too early to tell with COTILLARD,BULLOCK  AND PORTMAN– but both have won and neither has been nominated since.
    KATE WINSLET  won on her 6th nomination in a short span..and now seems to be overlooked.

    With MERYL STREEP , it seems safe to say that when she has a leading role, and when she is great, she always has HER SPOT!!

    Shirley Maclaine should have been nominated for Supporting Actress for Postcards From The Edge   

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    Logan
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    most recently one recurrence I have noticed is that there is always a hot young twentysomething nominated each year.

    2003: Keisha Castle Hughes, “Whale Rider”

    Keisha was 13 when she was nominated. A little too young to fit your criteria.

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    allabout oscars
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    Shirley macLaine also shouldve been nominated for best actress in 1988 for Madame Sousatzka.

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    Emmyfan
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    Shirley macLaine also shouldve been nominated for best actress in 1988 for Madame Sousatzka.

    Who would you have bumped off in 1988 for Shirley Maclaine?
      

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    Logan
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    By the way, Helen Hunt’s an early frontrunner for next year with The Surrogate (that’s the buzz, the film with her and John Hawkes).

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    Daniel B.
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    Although she may be a frontrunner, I would be very surprised to see Helen Hunt as a two-time Oscar winner, especially with her second nomination.

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    allabout oscars
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    [quote=”allaboutoscars”]Shirley macLaine also shouldve been nominated for best actress in 1988 for Madame Sousatzka.

    Who would you have bumped off in 1988 for Shirley Maclaine?

    I wouldve nominated maclaine instead of the awful Melanie Griffith
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    MacLaine was HILARIOUS and deserved a supporting actress nod for Steel Magnolias (1989)- what an overlooked cast that was in 89, with Sally Field deserving a best actress nod, and Olympia Duckais also doing very well. Julia Roberts – who was the lone nominee of the bunch – was okay, but I felt she was reciting her lines like she was onstage and not fluently intuitive to her character like the rest of the cast- even Dolly Parton and Darryl Hannah seemed more intune. 

    Melanie Griffith was great in Working Girl- albeit her only great role, it WAS the role that truly defined single working women trying to make it in this cold cold world, and she was able to make that role her own. Winsome, sparatic, completely lovable.  

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    Although she may be a frontrunner, I would be very surprised to see Helen Hunt as a two-time Oscar winner, especially with her second nomination.

    I dunno, both Hilary Swank and Sally Field are two-time Oscar winners and this year doesn’t look like ther are many obvious contenders,
    if she is good as early word suggests and her movie is also good, she may be the default winner. I am expecting John Hawkes to win for the same film though (the role is probably even baitier than Lincoln).

    Last year, we all pretty much predicted Williams, Streep and Close in the nominations circle.

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    Logan
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    ^There was some concern with all projects, but you’re right. It’s rare that 3/5 acting nominees can be correctly predicted a year before the show.

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